Welcome to the VOSON Lab Code Blog

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The code blog is a space to share tools, methods, tips, examples and code. A place to collect data, construct and analyze online networks.

Robert Ackland http://vosonlab.net/ (VOSON Lab, School of Sociology, Australian National University)http://vosonlab.net/
February 4, 2021

Welcome to the VOSON Lab Code Blog! We have created this space to share methods, tips, examples and code. It’s also a place where we will demonstrate constructing and analyzing networks from various API and other online data sources.

Most of our posts will cover techniques around the tools we have developed at the Lab: vosonSML, VOSONDash and voson.tcn, which are available on both CRAN and GitHub. But we also plan to use this space to cover other complementary R packages and open-source software, such as fantastic R packages within the tidyverse, RStudio’s shiny for web apps, and visualization tools such as igraph and Gephi.

VOSON Lab R Packages - Hex stickers

VOSON Lab Open Source Tools

vosonSML is a R package for social media data collection (currently twitter, youtube, and reddit), hyperlink collection and network generation. VOSONDash is a Shiny app that integrates tools for visualizing and manipulating network graphs, performing network and text analysis, as well as an interface for collecting data with vosonSML.

More information on these packages, their development and code can be found on our vosonSML, VOSONDash and voson.tcn github pages.

We also have some other guides for using the packages. Check the vosonSML Vignette and the VOSON Dash Userguide for some practical examples and feature reference.

We hope you find this content useful!

The VOSON Lab team.

Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks VOSON Lab, School of Sociology, The Australian National University.


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For attribution, please cite this work as

Ackland (2021, Feb. 4). VOSON Lab Code Blog: Welcome to the VOSON Lab Code Blog. Retrieved from https://vosonlab.github.io/posts/2021-02-05_welcome/

BibTeX citation

  author = {Ackland, Robert},
  title = {VOSON Lab Code Blog: Welcome to the VOSON Lab Code Blog},
  url = {https://vosonlab.github.io/posts/2021-02-05_welcome/},
  year = {2021}